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Steak out: Gaucho demise is a tale of our times

Another one bites the dust.News yesterday that the Gaucho restaurant group looks to be heading into administration, putting 1500 jobs at risk, was bot

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Opinion: Hamish Anderson on a new breed of low margin venues for oenophiles

During my working wine life, I have been lucky enough to be involved in restaurants that put wine at the core of what they do.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

How I create cocktails: Alex Kratena

Renowned bartender and (P)our founder Alex Kratena on drink creation, writing recipes and when culinary technology can help or hinder your drinksThe l

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The beer world tastes increasingly American - but Belgian still tastes Belgian

Joe Stange, co-author of the recently updated Good Beer Guide Belgium, on the rise of interchangeable beer and Belgian beer heritageHere we are, drink

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highballs are the future

Low-abv, no-abv, slinky vermouths, salty sherries and garnishes as big as your head. The drink of 2018 has yet to be decided.

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Comment: Titanic mess as Conviviality heads for ocean floor

How the mighty have fallen.Conviviality was – rather like the Titanic – meant to be so big, so integrated, so ‘of the moment’ that there was no way it

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Rum Watch: Bye bye, basic rum bar calls

Rum is doing its utmost to knock gin off its perch.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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The beer world tastes increasingly American - but Belgian still tastes Belgian

Joe Stange, co-author of the recently updated Good Beer Guide Belgium, on the rise of interchangeable beer and Belgian beer heritageHere we are, drink

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highballs are the future

Low-abv, no-abv, slinky vermouths, salty sherries and garnishes as big as your head. The drink of 2018 has yet to be decided.

News

Comment: Titanic mess as Conviviality heads for ocean floor

How the mighty have fallen.Conviviality was – rather like the Titanic – meant to be so big, so integrated, so ‘of the moment’ that there was no way it

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Rum Watch: Bye bye, basic rum bar calls

Rum is doing its utmost to knock gin off its perch.

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Carlsberg’s brew legacy

One of the most influential moments in beer history has been scandalously forgotten. Until now.

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Isabelle Legerone MW's top tips for Raw Wine

Raw Wine – formerly known as Raw – is coming to London on 11-12 March.

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Epic Sommelier Fail: ‘If I was having a bad day I’d have walked out…’

‘It doesn’t matter how much you know about wine, if you can’t handle people you’re not a good sommelier.’These words have been spoken to me, with mino

News |  Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes’ cider-tinged swift halves

Two weeks after CiderCon, the globe’s largest celebration of the fermented apple, Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves are unsurprisingly cider-tinged.

Promotion

Carlsberg’s brew legacy

One of the most influential moments in beer history has been scandalously forgotten. Until now.

News |  Wine

Isabelle Legerone MW's top tips for Raw Wine

Raw Wine – formerly known as Raw – is coming to London on 11-12 March.

News

Epic Sommelier Fail: ‘If I was having a bad day I’d have walked out…’

‘It doesn’t matter how much you know about wine, if you can’t handle people you’re not a good sommelier.’These words have been spoken to me, with mino

News |  Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes’ cider-tinged swift halves

Two weeks after CiderCon, the globe’s largest celebration of the fermented apple, Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves are unsurprisingly cider-tinged.